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Searchable OER Databases
Multimedia Exchange Resource for Learning and Online Teaching - The collection consists of tens of thousands of discipline-specific learning materials, many of them peer-reviewed.
A searchable collection of over 50,000 OERs; you can limit by subject area, educational level, etc.
Public Domain Review
Curated collections of images, audio, books and films from the Public Domain.
Alberta Open Educational Resources
A Campus Alberta initiative designed to assist with reducing the costs of a post-secondary education for students; and, provide students and faculty members with the flexibility they need, offering updated, relevant content for learning.
Open Professionals Education Network
Provides general search tips for finding various types of OERs
Open Education Global
A global network of educational institutions, individuals and organizations that support an approach to education based on openness, including collaboration, innovation and collective development and use of open educational materials.
Sources of OERs suggested by the Copyright Office
A list of sites suggested by the U of L Copyright Office which provide access to open access resources such as journals, books, and other OERs
Business Open Educational Resources
This list, put together by a group of business librarians, has separate tabs highlighting sources in Marketing, Accounting, Finance, Management, and Economics.
Textbooks are getting more and more expensive, and students are increasingly resistant to buying them. We see more and more students in the library hoping that we have their textbook on our shelves (we usually don't, and if we did someone else has already borrowed it). By using an Open Textbook or other basing your course around other freely available resources (such as other OERs and materials available through the library and/or put on reserve) you can save your students a lot of money.
For more information we suggest exploring visiting the
Open Textbook page, which has links to what other universities and colleges are currently working on. There you will find a list of Alternate Textbook projects, put together by Temple University Library as well as links to the Open Textbook project, from BCcampus.